Brian Allen: LA Rams' star becomes first NFL star to contract coronavirus

Brian Allen: LA Rams' star becomes first NFL star to contract coronavirus

- Brian Allen is now the first NFL star to contract the deadly coronavirus

- The Los Angeles star was diagnosed for the infection after he fell ill

- Allen however hopes he makes recovery as quickly as possible

Los Angeles Rams' Brian Allen has become the first NFL star to contract coronavirus as the sport goes into total lockdown due to the continued spread of the coronavirus, SunSport reports.

The star who was said to have been diagnosed of the infection reportedly finds it hard to taste or smell anything as part of the symptoms.

It was gathered that he is now down with severe sore-throat, fatigue, headache and stiffness, amongst others.

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"I woke up three weeks ago and I couldn't smell anything," he was quoted as saying. "I lost all sense of smell."

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Allen confirmed that he had the virus even as the sport has been on recess for about a week now.

The player however expects to get this cleared as soon as possible as the United States remain the epicenter of the infection with over 640,000 confirmed cases and well over 28,000 deaths.

Also, Donovan Mitchell has reportedly tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus as the disease continues to spread globally.

According to a report cited on Yahoo and Bleacher, the all-star guard tested positive and now joins the index NBA case and Utah Jazz teammate Rudy Gobert who earlier tested positive to the infection.

Results confirming he has coronavirus comes less than 48 hours after Gobert appeared to make fun of the global pandemic by touching all of the microphones at a press conference on Monday, March 9.

Gobert, who turns out for Utah Jazz was confirmed to be ailing from the disease after being unwell for the last two days.

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The 27-year-old was a doubt for his side's match-up with the Oklahoma City Thunder as he was rated "questionable." earlier reported that Utah Jazz basketball players Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell have recovered from coronavirus days after they contracted the deadly disease.

The two were the first NBA players to test positive for the virus leading to the indefinite suspension of the season.

But after undergoing treatment, they have been cleared of the respiratory disease alongside their teammates who also had to self quarantine after the pair's positive test.

It is now understood Jazz players and staff members "no longer pose pose a risk of infection to others."

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